I was far from pretty and probably the most loneliest person that you could ever meet. I moved up to the city from a small country town. I had no clue as to what I was doing up here but I wanted my life to change.
I was a single mom who was hoping for the best for my children. There father had left us and with that he also left us nothing but bills and no means of support. I wanted to run away from my past and I wanted to do it now so I moved in with my sister in Oklahoma City. We were all living in a two story house but with her family and mine, it seemed smaller and smaller everyday.
I started working at a club pulling double shifts just to make ends meet. I was tired all the time and I hardly ever got to spend any real time with my children. I would come home between the hours of 3 and 4 in the morning and go right to bed. I had no time for a social life and no time at all to even dream.
I couldn’t believe the way my life was. I was living life in the fast lane and I wasn’t slowing down for anybody. This was who I thought I’d never be. I didn’t want to be that person who did nothing but work, I wanted to be somebody.
I found myself going through more hard times than good. It seemed like I would never get caught up with my bills and the more I tried to get ahead the farther off I was.
It was just like any other day, I woke up and got ready for work. I arrived there around the same time that I had any other day. I thought that this was indeed just like any other day, but little did I know that I was going to meet the man of my dreams.
I was into my second shift when one of our regular customers walked in the door. He had brought someone with him this time. I greeted them and then brought them their drinks. I hadn’t really paid that much attention to them. I did however notice that Mike, the regular customer, was sitting in the club longer than usual.
The club was now becoming empty and it was almost closing time. I had finished up my chorus and had sit down for only a moment to relax.
I felt a tap on my right shoulder and low and behold it was Mike’s friend. He smiled so softly and then he whispered in my ear,” Let me take you away from here, just for a few hours.” I couldn’t believe my ears. Was he really asking me to go out on a date with him? This had to be goofyest pick up line that I had ever heard.
I must have been crazy to have told him no. It wasn’t the fact that I didn’t like him, or that there was something wrong with him, I just had to much on my hands and I couldn’t risk screwing things up again.
It wasn’t for a week later that I saw him again. He was alone this time. He walked up to me before he had even had a chance to get comfy. He asked me what it would take to get some time alone with me. I simply replied that I was working and didn’t have time to do anything.
He reached behind the bar and whispered something into the bartender’s ear. I saw the bartender shake his head and then he grabbed me by my hand and drug me over to the pool table. He said that he just bought me some time and that I had to play a game of pool with him before he left.
I kept thinking to myself that this guy is crazy. He seems nice and he is obviously a fighter but there is something different about him.
He told me that we had to bet on this next game and that if he won I had to go eat breakfast with him and if he lost then he would leave me alone for good. I thought that this would be an interesting game and said okay even though I knew I would loose, pool is one of my weaker sports.
After I lost my third game in a row, i finally gave in and said that I would eat breakfast with him. I hadn’t actually planned on eating with him, in-fact I had only said this so that he would leave me alone.
He left the club but later returned around closing time. He said that a bet was a bet and I had to eat breakfast with him. It was two in the morning and our only options besides fast food was The Waffle House. I laughed a bit to much at this. I didn’t think that he was serious but I guess he proved me wrong.
I went with him even though I was a bit skeptic of him. I had the time of my life and I can’t remember the last time that I was this happy. I wanted more, I had found what I had been looking for.
Without warning he kissed me. It was the most sweetest, softest kiss that I had ever had. He was amazing. I kept thinking to myself, is he for real? Is this man really enjoying being in my presence? I wanted the answer to be yes. I had hoped that it was.
I thought that I was going to loose my mind when he called me the next day. I really didn’t know what to say or to think for that matter. I was in shock from the very thought of him calling me so soon.
I was glad though. This meant that it wasn’t just a fling but instead was the beginning of a remarkable relationship. I wanted more. I wanted to be with him. There was something about him that made want to be with him.
As time went by, I found myself wanting to spend every waking moment with him. I had found my true love and he was going to be mine for a lifetime.
This remarkable man and I were married a year later. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and I couldn’t be more happier.
I went from a lonely person who felt as if I had nobody, too someone who seen what the world was all about. My world is a much better place now and my children are the happiest that I have ever seen. I thank God each and everyday for this man that is now my husband. I wouldn’t change a thing in my life right now.
For a while I didn’t know why my life was the way that it was but now I can see that everything happens for a reason and this reason was, that if I had never walked the path that I took, then I would have never met the man of my dreams.